Pa. signs ACS for Medicaid system support

The Pennsylvania Public Welfare Department will receive a system capable of reviewing multiple aspects of Medicaid patient care through a five-year, $8.7 million contract with Affiliated Computer Services Inc.

Under the contract, ACS of Dallas will deploy a Medicaid Management review system that will help the state oversee care management, prior authorization and case management functions.

The system will generate cost savings, provide feedback to health care providers on specific claim and clinical issues that result in a recommendation for approval or denial and maximize efficiency and access to data for department employees.

In addition, department employees will use a Web interface to access patient-specific information to quickly and accurately process provider requests.

CaseNET of Waltham, Mass., will provide case management solutions for the project.

ACS provides IT and business processing outsourcing services to the commercial and government sectors.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' affiliate publication, Washington Technology.

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